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Sorrel River Ranch Resort and Spa
Ranked #17 of 38 Hotels in Moab
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Reviewed 7 June 2014 via mobile


We stayed there for 5 nights .

- The Location is spectacular. The grounds are lush and well maintained located on the Colorado River with great views.

- We had a wall mounted air conditioner that rattled loudly.
They did offer to change our room BUT the view was perfect so we decided to stay and put up with the noise.

-For the price of the room and the fact that they have a well known spa, the toiletries (lotions, shampoo, bath soap) were subpar
, and they were not consistently replenished.
Rooms were clean, beautiful and new.

-The wait staff demonstrated varying levels of experience and training although they were very friendly .

-The food was generally good. They were very good at accommodating special request and you might want to request less salt on your food. Definitely order the flour less chocolate cake.

-Make sure you take advantage of the guided tours to Arches and other local sites.

Overall it was a wonderful experience and we will stay there again.






Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Franklin S, Manager at Sorrel River Ranch Resort and Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 17 June 2014

Dear ZIP108,

Thank you for your sterling review of our property. We appreciate your notes about the defective air conditioner. That problem has been fixed and we are very sorry it appeared during your visit. We do make our best effort to keep all our systems in top shape.

We also love to hear good things about our staff. All of them give so much of themselves to ensure that each guest is treated as an individual and with utmost care and respect.

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Reviewed 1 June 2014

WOW. Who would have known this place existed just a scant 17 miles off the main highway in Moab Utah, The road follows the curve of the Colorado River so the vistas are just amazing. When you get there you go through the gate and see the horses in the corral and the herb gardens and alfalfa fields. The main building houses reception and the 2nd floor dining room overlooking the river - inside and outside seating.
We were greeted warmly and shown to our extravagant king suite river front. It was a corner suite and opened onto our porch, lawn and river. We could see it all from our sofa and bed. These are all one story ranch buildings. Ours was beautifully furnished with a hydrotherapy bath in the bathroom. Separate shower, dining room/kitchen with microwave, full size frig, and coffee maker,
living room with sofa and table and a big plush kingsize bed. It was all one room, except that the bathroom was separate, but it did not feel crowded in the least. Oh, did I forget to mention the fireplace and A/C. and the WiFi that works well? We had everything. Adirondack chairs on our porch along with a swing. We sat and had a cocktail as we watched the river flow past. Kayakers were out in force. It was a very windy day so the current was swift. The sun was setting on the mountains on the other side of the river - all red and orange and spectacular.

We stayed there for 3 nights, had dinner at their fabulous restaurant for two of them. We went horseback riding with a wonderful guide. We could have gone swimming in their pool or worked out in their workout room, but did not. Too much to see and do around this area - like Arches National Park just a half hour away.

I am not going to tell you that this is the cheapest place to stay. There are many hotels/motels in Moab that are just fine. I am not going to tell you that this is the most convenient place to stay when you are visiting Arches and Canyonlands. It isn't. But I will tell you that this is a place you will never forget. A beautifully kept up property that is rustic luxury at its finest. I would happily stay here again. It is romantic and special. It is very expensive for this part of the country, but so worth it. The value is there. They do have rooms that do not face the water, and ones that are not suites. Both more reasonable than ours, but if you can beg, borrow or steal, stay in a riverfront King suite and feel like a King and Queen.

We went for the last 3 days of April. Perfect time to go. No crowds, but not low season either. Everything up and running, but serene and tranquil.

Room Tip: riverfront king suite if you can afford it. You will not regret it Yum.
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  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Franklin S, Manager at Sorrel River Ranch Resort and Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 3 June 2014

Jean, thank you so much for this very gracious and honest review. And you are right, we're not the cheapest place to stay or smack in the center of town. But the 17 miles along the river road are probably the most spectacular scenery you could ever want to drive. And, I agree, the river view rooms are worth the extra cost. It's great that we have as many of them as we do.

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Reviewed 30 May 2014

Beautiful establishment. The grounds were well maintained even though we went in low season.
Restaurant had very tasty meals. Our cabin was very quaint and cleanliness was excellent. My one gripe was the extra fees e.g. Resort fee, especially because nothing was available for use because of low season and internet was expensive. Overall though it was lovely for a short break and I am sure it would be wonderful in high season.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Franklin S, Manager at Sorrel River Ranch Resort and Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 3 June 2014

Thank you Niki for the very appropriate review. December here in the red rock wilderness is quiet, peaceful and full of that special heightened feeling of solitude. It's true, we don't do horseback rides that time of year because most people would rather snuggle up next to a warm fire and watch the river flow by. But we do drop our rates for the off season to adjust for the differences in our offerings.

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Reviewed 28 May 2014 via mobile

Exceptional service and beautiful rooms. Sorrel River Ranch has a wonderful setting near the river. Run don't walk to this hotel. It's the best Moab has to offer! The pool is refreshing on a hot day and roasting marshmallows by the fire is a great finish to your adventure. S'more kits are available at the front desk!

  • Stayed: May 2014
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Franklin S, Manager at Sorrel River Ranch Resort and Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2014

Thank you Hankdogs! S'mores are wonderful, aren't they? Takes you back to those great early camping experiences. Seems not only the kids, but everyone loves them. And we've added live music to the mix every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday night, so the evening campfire is even more awesome.

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Reviewed 28 May 2014

Gathered family for a 4 day weekend at this beautiful ranch on the Colorado River. The cabins were charming and the food was great. The grounds were lovely and friendly. Especially like the dog-friendly accommodations! Service was a bit off, but it was the beginning of the season. I think they could provide a bit more food as part of the high cost, like continental breakfast. Otherwise, would definitely recommend and return.

Room Tip: The "cabin" is a good size with upstairs sleeping quarters. River front is worth the extr...
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Reviewed 16 May 2014

We just returned from a wonderful stay at the Sorrel River Ranch Resort. It is a stunning property and has the most amazing views! We were most impressed with their staff. To a person, they were gracious, helpful and seemed genuinely interested in their guests. Our room faced the river and was spacious and very comfortable. Great showers and tub. It is so quiet at night. We loved having a glass of wine on the grass or porch and watching the sunset. The restaurant is really excellent and highlights menu selections that come directly from the ranch and their garden. I loved the filet on wilted greens with potatoes. Breakfast was yummy too. Lots of activities are available or you can set off on your own to Arches National Monument, river raft or drive to the mountains. The resort is pet friendly. We did not visit the spa because we wanted to be outside, but I noticed they had a massage studio right by the water. We had a fabulous time in a most excellent setting.

Room Tip: Rooms facing the river are lovely. You are lulled with the sound of the river and birds singing.
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Franklin S, Manager at Sorrel River Ranch Resort and Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 19 May 2014

We very much appreciate your comments about your stay, especially for noting the quality of attention our staff pays to our guests. It is a big deal for us. It is one thing to have a unique location and luxurious facilities, but we feel that what really sets us apart is the way we treat our guests.

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Reviewed 14 May 2014

Right on the Colorado River, this lovely resort was better than expected. We took the advice of previous guests and booked a room with a river view. The room (a cabin, really) was beautifully furnished, quiet, and spacious. Yes, it WAS expensive, but as is so often the case, you get what you pay for. I took a horseback ride, which was a nice way to see the scenery. The restaurant (also expensive) was excellent, the wait staff very friendly and attentive, the food excellent. If you want a cheap Moab vacation,and lots of "action," this is NOT the place for you. If you want a relaxing, luxurious escape, very close to Moab and Arches National Park, this IS the place for you!
We were there in April and learned that, weather-wise, that is not the best time of year to visit. We would recommend visiting a little later in the spring.

Room Tip: Choose a river-view room, if possible
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Franklin S, Manager at Sorrel River Ranch Resort and Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2014

Thank you for taking the time to give us a review. And what you said is so very true -- "If you want a cheap Moab vacation,and lots of "action," this is NOT the place for you." Couldn't agree with you more. We are priced so that we can provide a level of service significantly above what you would experience at any other place in Moab.

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Address: Mile 17 Highway 128, Moab, UT 84532
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Region: United States > Utah > Moab
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Green Hotel in Moab
#5 Business Hotel in Moab
#9 Romantic Hotel in Moab
#10 Family Hotel in Moab
Price Range: £345 - £669 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Sorrel River Ranch Resort and Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 59
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Set amongst southern Utah’s spectacular scenery, Sorrel River Ranch Resort & Spa elevates the standard of luxury lodging in Moab, offering 160 acres of wide open ranch land along the Colorado River. Escape and discover extraordinary Arches and Canyonlands National Parks adventures, horseback riding, hiking, farm-to-table meals, rejuvenating spa services and more. ... more   less 
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